J.R.R. Tolkien was a romantic. When he met his future wife, Edith, at the age of 16, he was instantly smitten with her and immediately began an informal courtship, taking her to local tea houses on a regular basis. When the priest who acted as Tolkien’s guardian found out about his romance, however, he forbade […]
“I wish it need not have happened in my time,” said Frodo.
“So do I,” said Gandalf, “and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.”
~ J.R.R. Tolkien […]
What is it we seek? Happiness ultimately. We are all beautifully and wonderfully made in the image of God, and we are made for happiness with Him. But so often we search for happiness in temporary things that cannot satisfy us.
There is a void in us. The real question is: How will you fill that […]
Who am I and what will I do with my life? It’s one of the most important questions you can ask yourself. Deep down inside, every human person desires to know who they really are and what they are made for. It’s a question you need to ask but to find the answer it’s necessary […]
Virtue is the middle ground, the happy medium between two extremes. A person who is courageous knows when they must act, and they do so without fear, but with prudence, looking for the good of the other. They are neither a coward nor are they too risky. But there is a key to living virtue, […]
We each have a call within us to do great things. We are awe struck when we see examples of heroes, of those who put their talents, gifts, and lives at the service of others. There is a desire within us all to do great things when we are little. We look for greatness and […]
Dear young people, do not bury your talents, the gifts that God has given you! Do not be afraid to dream of great things!” -Pope Francis
Everyone has talents. Some are more obvious than others. We all need to take time and develop the talents God has given us. And why has He made man capable […]
There are various burned ships in the history of the missionaries to the Americas. Who burned the boats? Would you believe that it was the missionaries themselves? Why is it, that once they made it to their destination they felt the need to burn the only transportation across the ocean, back to their homelands, that […]
It was a beautiful, clear Colorado day. My friends and I loaded the back of a truck with guns and ammunition and drove out to a section of state forest often used as a shooting range by locals. We also brought with us old junk to blow to smithereens, including a TV set and some […]
Often times we find ourselves getting off on a great start in our spiritual life after a retreat, a great Confession, a mission trip or some other circumstance in which we had an authentic encounter with Christ. But how long does it all last? A week? Maybe two months at the most? Quickly we find […]